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Apple iOS 11 Adoption Rates Lagging Behind Previous Versions

Nov 19, 2017

Apple just released iOS 11 not too long ago, and a report is already showing that the iOS 11 adoption rates have been lagging behind other iOS versions. We have talked about iOS 11 a lot here, between the new iOS release and the issues since the release. Now, the news is that the iOS 11 adoption rates have slowed compared to previous iterations of the operating system. If you have an iOS device, read on to learn what might be going on in the world of iOS.

The iOS 11 Adoption Rates Slower Than Previous Versions

We have been telling you for a while about iOS 11, before it was released and afterward. The iOS 11 update did not come without problems though. Now, another problem added to the iOS 11 pile is that the iOS 11 adoption rates are much slower than what previous adoption rates were. This information is coming from Apple’s App Store page for developer support. From there, we can tell that iOS 11 was only installed on about 52 percent of the overall iOS devices out there. This is a decrease from iOS 10, which was 60 percent of devices at this point in time.

As far as iOS 9 is concerned, at the same point in time it was on about 67 percent of all iOS devices. This means the iOS 11 adoption rates are significantly falling behind both iOS 10 and iOS 9. Considering that Google has Android Oreo, the newest Android operating system, this is still good news. Android O is very slowly rolling out to Android devices with only about .2 percent updated to Android 8 at this point. For iOS 11 adoption rates to be at 52 percent, that is very good compared to the adoption rate of Android Oreo. Without comparing to Android though, you can tell there is a significant decline in the iOS adoption rate.

Lagging iOS 11 Adoption Rates Likely Due to Bugs & Issues

The most likely reason why the iOS 11 adoption rates are way behind iOS 10 and iOS 9 has to do with the problems. It seems every single time we turn around, iOS 11 has more problems and bugs. There are several different bugs and issues that have plagued iOS 11 ever since it was released. This could have led to quite a few people not even bothering with updating to the newest operating system. Why risk bricking your device? The device could also end up running much wose. It is often better to just wait for the issues to be addressed. That is one of the biggest things holding people back right now.

The other issue that could be going on is that iOS 11 seems to be more iPad-focused. Instead of it being a huge update for both iPhone and iPads or the iPod Touch, this is really an iPad centered upgrade. That is odd since there are probably millions more iPhones in the world than the iPads. There are several smaller and more minor updates in iOS 11 that those with an iPhone will be able to use. Most of the features though, are for the iPad. This could be a factor in why the adoption rates are much lower. The iPad does not have nearly the numbers worldwide that the iPhone has. That is why it makes sense that less people overall would be able to upgrade. If you would like to try out the iOS 11 upgrade, you can do so right now. You should check first that your iOS device is supported. We suggest that you still wait a little while, since there are still issues and bugs plaguing the operating system.

  • Lee Walkowski

    Agree with your findings. Last week I thought the last update was going to cure all the problems and upgraded to 11.
    I used to have about 75% battery left when I went to bed at night. Now it won’t even make it through the day. I only checked email a few times and used the phone and a few text messages. No web surfing or map checking.

    It’s terrible. Sorry I upgraded. Now have to put the phone on the charger every time I go to my desk to make it through the day.